Wednesday, May 6, 2015
#21: Peaceful Protests
For the record, I acknowledge that there are anarchists (such as Christopher Cantwell) who are in support of both the Baltimore protests and riots, considering them to be an appropriate reaction against the most recent egregious example of police violence. This comic is not directed against them. Rather, this comic is directed against the leftists who have expressed solidarity with the rioters and looters while having previously condemned the much more peaceful protests of conservative activists.
For the past six years, conservative activists through the Tea Party have peacefully protested the actions and policies of our current president, from his fiscally-irresponsible economic policies to his war crimes, only for these activists to be slandered by leftists as “violent extremists” and “domestic terrorists”. Meanwhile, these same leftists now praise the blatant violence committed by the Baltimore rioters and looters, considering their violence to be “understandable”.
Leftists slander peaceful protesters as “violent thugs” while applauding the real violent extremism of violent thugs. This level of hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance would be hilarious if it were not so repugnant.